16 Favorite Food Movies and Food-Centric Scenes of Valley Chefs
Chef Deborah Schneider, Sol Cocina Restaurant
Big Night, of course -- the scene where the chef offers to put "a nice hot dog" on the menu to accommodate American tastes.
Joe Johnston, Restaurateur
I prefer food movies that use food and eating as a metaphor and also have a tasty dose of humor. Tampopo by Juzo Itami is my choice. The core of the plot is about a truck driver helping a young widow improve her ramen shop. There are lots of subplots and quirky stuff in this very funny movie.
Romeo Taus, Chef and Owner, Romeo's Euro Cafe
You'll get the irony! The diner scene in Five Easy Pieces.
Chef Theresa Wille, 32 Shea
Love the Christmas dinner scene in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation when the turkey deflates, the jello is made with cat chow and the dog chokes on the bone. Classic!